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COVID-19 Update

1.19.21: Region 10 Moves to Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations
 
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that, effectively immediately, Suburban Cook County (Region 10) qualifies to move back to Tier 2 resurgence mitigations.  Park District of Oak Park will resume in-person organized recreational and sports activities in alignment with the Tier 2 guidelines. 

See below for the Park District of Oak Park’s program and facility offerings that can resume with Tier 2 mitigations

Athletics & Leagues

  • Indoor and outdoor programs and activities will resume with multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants including coaches and trainers.
  • No spectators will be allowed unless required for parental supervision.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Please refer to the Restore Illinois All Sports Policy for more information. 

Recreation Programming | Early Childhood Education, General Interest, Music, Dance, Creative Arts, Adult & Senior Education

  • All recreation programming will resume in-person with gathering limits of multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants with winter program on February 1.

Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise.
  • Indoor Group Fitness will resume week of January 25th
  • Group Fitness reservations will be required for classes in advance.
  • Ice Skating and Hockey instruction will resume with multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants including coaches and trainers.

Gymnastics and Recreation Center

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise.
  • Gymnastic instruction will resume with multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants including coaches and trainers.

Oak Park Conservatory

  • The Conservatory will open for visitors on Friday, January 22nd with a maximum of 25 visitors at any time.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

  • Outdoor group activities are limited to 10 persons or less.
  • Participants and guests must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Parks and playgrounds will remain open at this time. Please follow all existing guidelines. 

Rentals (Cheney, Conservatory and Pleasant Home)

  • Rentals have been limited to 10 guests in indoor settings. The Park District will continue to monitor resurgence mitigations and make changes when possible. 

Winter Activity Guide

  • The Winter Activity Guide is now available.  Resident registration begins online only on Saturday, January 23rd at 8:30am.

We look forward to welcoming many of you back and continuing to provide safe recreational outlets to our community while following the parameters of the Restore Illinois Plan. As the mitigation status and guidelines remain fluid and can change with minimal advance notice, please continue to check this web page and PDOP social media for further updates. 

Facilities currently open 

All Parks

All Playgrounds (social distancing and masks required)

All Tennis/Pickleball Courts including Barrie Center location – see guidelines

Ridgeland Common and Maple Park Dog Parks – see more information

Stevenson, Barrie and Longfellow Basketball Courts are open, half-court play only, until 5pm daily beginning December 9, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Spectators should obey social distancing in seating areas.

Rehm Park Sand Volleyball - Spectators should obey social distance guidelines.

Facilities currently closed:

All drinking fountains – bring your own reusable water bottle when visiting parks

All outdoor public restrooms are closed beginning December 9, 2020 until further notice.

Customer Service Locations at Ridgeland Common and GRC - Customer Service can be reached at 708.725.2000, M-F, 8:30AM -5:00PM; or at info@pdop.org

Ridgeland Common Ice Arena: Public skate will resume in February. Please check for updates here.

Comfort stations at LIndberg, Taylor, Scoville and Maple are closed for the season.

Stevenson Skate Park – closed for the season

Ridgeland Common & Rehm Pools: Closed for the season – see more information

Longfellow, Fox, Field and Andersen splash pads are closed for the season and are scheduled to reopen Memorial Day Weekend 2021.

Community Centers/Administrative Center

Cheney Mansion:  Rentals for 2021 now available.

Additional Resources

At Home Activity Ideas available here

Virtual programs currently available here

Free Virtual Fitness classes available here

We encourage the public to follow social distancing guidelines.

CDC guidelines about when and where to wear masks

Residents are welcomed to walk park paths following social distancing guidelines.

Resources and information from the Community Mental Health Board

CMHB Resource Guide

Intellectural/Developmental Disability Consortium Resource Guide

Illinois COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 Know the Facts from the CDC

Staff Contact Info

The following is staff contact information for your questions.

If you have a question pertaining to a customer service matter such as program registration, refunds or transfers, please contact Scott Sekulich at 708.725.2023.

If you have a question pertaining to community center rentals or park permits, please call Scott Sekulich at 708.725.2023.

For Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex rentals please call Kayla Fauria at 708.725.2315.

For Conservatory rentals, please call Patti Staley at 708.725.2451.

For Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home rentals, please call Susan Crane at 708.725.2500.

To speak with other staff members regarding a program or facility question, please access our staff directory.

Read about the Village of Oak Park's actions to address the Coronavirus

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to address the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 SAFETY REMINDERS
For Park District Facilities, Parks, and Programs

·        Face masks, covering both mouth and nose, is required upon entry to and in all areas of buildings at all times. 

·        A minimum of 6ft. social distance is required at all indoor and outdoor facilities. 

·        Frequent hand washing and regular use of hand sanitizer are strongly recommended.

·        When applicable, please bring your own equipment (towel, mat, etc.), and water for use during your visits.

·        Stay home when you are sick or experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness with fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing.

·        Avoid contact with others that are sick or experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms.

·        Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

·        Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

 

 

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